It doesn’t matter how many expensive anti-aging creams you use, how well you treat your skin, or how careful you are with your diet. Sooner or later, you are going to have to deal with wrinkles. A few people only get them at a later stage of their lives, but not everyone gets that lucky.
Of course, there are a number of factors that are known to have a direct and considerable impact on the formation of wrinkles, and you can try to control them in order to delay wrinkles for as long as possible: smoking, sun damage, and poor hydration are a few of them.
A healthy diet will also have a huge impact when it comes to maintaining the radiance and youthfulness of your skin – make sure to consume foods with enough vitamins (A, C, D, E), omega-3 fatty acids, and proteins.
Skin wrinkles are a direct result of several different aging processes such as Glycation, loss of body mass, and the aforementioned sun damage caused by decades of UV ray exposure.
Facial wrinkles develop from improper repairs of injured elastic fibers and collagen fibers (you probably already heard both these terms on some anti-aging TV commercial). Those are called aging wrinkles.
Sleep wrinkles, on the other hand, are created when you sleep with your face squeezed against your pillow. They are different from aging wrinkles but they can also become permanent after years of sleeping in the same position.
There are also some wrinkles that are way more fun: the ones you get from your facial expressions and those you get on your fingers and toes after being immersed in water for a long time – known as water aging or pruney fingers.
These are temporary wrinkles and are caused by the constriction of blood vessels below the surface of the skin. Scientists used to associate these wrinkles to water absorption, but now there is proof that this condition is directly related to the function of the nervous system.
Some believe that every wrinkle in your face tells its own story and can provide a little insight into your life and personality. Here’s what your wrinkles reveal about you!